Jack Sullivan (review date 11 January 1987)
SOURCE: "The Way We Live Now: The Fiction of Andre Dubus," in Book World—The Washington Post, January 11, 1987, p. 7.
[In the following review, Sullivan traces some of the common elements of Dubus's short fiction that appear in The Last Worthless Evening.]
In an age when short stories all too often mask human suffering with self-conscious cleverness, material clutter and bland irony, the short fiction of Andre Dubus is a tonic to the spirit. His characters usually feel their suffering, sound its...
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